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Freddie Mac, BB&T offer education via bus

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The eBus, a mobile financial classroom, is rolling into Washington, D.C., today thanks to financial services company BB&T and mortgage giant Freddie Mac. The unique, 40-foot BB&T eBus, a modern, mobile financial classroom, will offer visitors financial education and valuable information regarding home ownership, BB&T said. It will tour the Capital region to bring home-ownership education directly to people where they live and work, the companies said. The Capital region tour kicks off this morning at Union Square Plaza in Washington, D.C., in a ceremony attended by senior regional executives and mortgage banking officers from BB&T, as well as officials from Freddie Mac, the Community College Foundation and several D.C.-Metro-area civic and governmental leaders. Through its partnership with Freddie Mac and The Community College Foundation, BB&T is using the eBus to bring the mortgage lending process to thousands of individuals in low- to-moderate-income communit...